Weaving a RUG

Weaving a RUG

A lightning talk I gave at ArrrrCamp 2014 on how to build a user group on my example of building the Slovenia Ruby User Group.

Further watching:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisHwQb9sQU
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8IzXwNDtqA
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJsoYPJOMOU
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK-gVWh_vZ8

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Miha Rekar

October 03, 2014
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  1. WEAVING A RUG* *or any other UG

  2. 30,528 km2 (11,787 freedom2) 11,198,638 people 20,273 km2 (7,827 freedom2)

    2,061,085 people
  3. 30,528 km2 (11,787 freedom2) 11,198,638 people 20,273 km2 (7,827 freedom2)

    2,061,085 people
  4. LAST YEAR • Got Scholarship for RailsConf • Went to

    Portland • Many user groups • Vibrant, very welcoming community
  5. LAST YEAR • Came home • No user group •

    Knew almost no local Ruby devs • Missed Portland
  6. LET’S START A RUG • How hard can it be?

    • meetup.com • Let’s go for a drink • Expected ~15 people
  7. ACTUAL MEETUPS • Venue • Talks • Afterparty (no tables!)

    • 62 members (~25 per meetup) • Rubyburgers
  8. SPONSORS

  9. STICKERS!!! • 1€ per sticker • donation for our expenses

  10. None
  11. WE WANT YOU! • No country small enough • No

    city small enough • 2 is better than 1 • Format is irrelevant • Someone has to do it
  12. FURTHER WATCHING • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IisHwQb9sQU • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8IzXwNDtqA • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJsoYPJOMOU • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AK-gVWh_vZ8

  13. @RubySlovenia find me for stickers @mr_foto